sec·​ond·​ly ˈse-kən(d)-lē How to pronounce secondly (audio)
: in the second place
For one, the process required considerable hand labor; secondly, it was difficult to control in large format …Naomi Rosenblum

Examples of secondly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One was President Biden's memory, lack of memory, his condition, and secondly, was that President Biden cooperated. Nbc Universal, NBC News, 11 Feb. 2024 The administration needs two things, a real plan with respect to Iran and countering Iran in the area, but, secondly, diminishing capacity to stop these attacks. CBS News, 4 Feb. 2024 And secondly, and more seriously, enjoy it as a critical overview of how the patriarchal culture of that time put a stranglehold on both women and gay men. Randy Myers, The Mercury News, 31 Jan. 2024 And secondly, who, ultimately, was the most despicable man on the list? Radhika Seth, Vogue, 12 Jan. 2024 And secondly, inflation-wary shoppers are cutting back on some types of purchases, such as electronics and jewelry. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 29 Dec. 2023 And then secondly, vital to have a great technical director who can then lead all of the brilliant designers and engineers on their journey. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 16 Nov. 2023 First of all, that a two-state solution is viable, and secondly, that the way to get there is to ensure Israel feels secure. Abc News, ABC News, 20 Oct. 2023 And secondly, we haven’t been trained as audience members to certainly engage with the story in this way. Ariel Shapiro, The Verge, 3 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of secondly was in the 14th century

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“Secondly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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